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UWI students produce essential Communication Research

For Release Upon Receipt - May 19, 2009

St. Augustine

Liberal Arts students broke new ground into much-needed communication research at The University of the West Indies (UWI) annual Communication Studies Research Day on Thursday 16th April, 2009. This event, which was dubbed ‘Summit of the Communicators’, showcased research completed by 67 students in the University’s Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies degree programme. Each year, students undertake an in-depth group research project, geared at producing much needed communication research that is relevant to the national and Caribbean context. The Communication Studies Section is in its 10th tenth year. 

At this event, the students addressed a vast range of topics including race, ethnicity, gender and culture issues; media messages and effects; advertising, marketing and influence; social and psychological contexts of communication. The 16 topics focused on the applied study and investigation of the role of communication in various settings. The 5th Research Day highlighted the Communication Studies Section’s continued dedication to producing relevant research. This research contributes to the region’s greater understanding of the significant role which communication plays in daily life and in overall national and regional development.

For more information on the Communication Studies Research Day, please contact Dr Godfrey Steele at at (868) 662 2002 Ext. 2036/3038, or Jason Leach at or (868) 662 2002 Ext. 3867. For more information on UWI, please visit www.  



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